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Luke Bryan Takes Home Artist of the Year at the 2013 American Country Awards

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The highest honor for the American Country Awards, Artist of the Year, was given to Luke Bryan on Tuesday night (Dec. 10).

The singer, who already won two awards earlier in the evening, gave his wife, Caroline, a passionate kiss before jumping on stage to accept another Fender guitar.

“Thank you all so much for this,” he said. “This is amazing to be called Artist of the Year. I want everybody to know that from the bottom of our hearts, me and my family, all of our friends, and everybody on the road, we are having so much damn fun bringing our show to your towns. We love it every night. We love the opportunity to play for the most honest, hard-working people in the world. Good, country music fans. Good Americans. And like I said, I want to thank everybody in this room. All the fans for being such a wonderful part of my life. We love you.”

Bryan, who joked earlier in the broadcast about spending some time in Vegas, also reminded everyone that his first job is being a husband and a father to his two sons.

“Baby, I love you,” he concluded, gesturing to his wife. “Bo and Tatum at home, I love you boys. We’ll be at the Christmas program in the morning. We’ll see you in the morning.”

Earlier in the evening, Bryan also won the ACA for Male Artist of the Year and Touring Artist of the Year.

Next: See a Complete List of Winners at the 2013 ACAs

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